NASA astronauts spacewalk to change ISS batteries


NASA astronauts spacewalk:Two NASA astronauts – Nick Hague and Anne McClain – have successfully completed an over six hour spacewalk and replaced the ageing batteries on the International Space Station (ISS). During the six hour, 39 minute spacewalk, Hague and McClain replaced nickel-hydrogen batteries with newer, more powerful lithium-ion batteries for the power channel on

Vice Admiral Karambir Singh appointed new Navy chief

New Navy chief :The government on Saturday appointed Vice Admiral Karambir Singh as the new Chief of the Naval Staff after incumbent Admiral Sunil Lanba’s term ends on May 31. “The government of India appoints Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM), Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) as the next Chief of the

What’ll happen if BJP can’t get a majority of its own

BJP can’t get a majority:Although it is now almost certain that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) – the group of parties led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) – will attain a majority in the Lok Sabha in the forthcoming general elections, the question will nevertheless arise whether Narendra Modi will be the Prime Minister

Daughter to take on father in fight for Araku

Daughter vs father Andhra Pradesh:It’s going to be an interesting fight between a veteran tribal leader and his daughter in Araku Lok Sabha constituency in Andhra Pradesh. The father is a seasoned politician and former union minister Vyricherla Kishore Chandra Suryanarayana Deo, who is contesting as a Telugu Desam Party (TDP) candidate while his daughter,

Congress announces eight LS candidates from TN

Congress announces candidates TN:Maintaining silence over its candidate for Tamil Nadu’s Sivaganga Lok Sabha constituency, the Congress on Saturday declared eight names for the April 18 polls. The names featured in the party’s list of 34 Lok Sabha seats that was released earlier in the day. The Tamil Nadu candidates include two former state party

Microsoft notifying users about end of Windows 7

R.I.P Windows 7 :Microsoft is rolling out a notification update to existing Windows 7 users, informing them that the software giant is pulling away support for the operating system (OS) version. “After 10 years of servicing, January 14, 2020, is the last day Microsoft will offer security updates for computers running Windows 7. This update

Kangana to play Jayalalithaa in biopic ‘Thalaivi’

Kangana play Jayalalithaa: Actress Kangana Ranaut, last seen on screen in “Manikarnika”, will be playing late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa in the upcoming multilingual biopic “Thalaivi”, its makers have announced. On the occasion of Kangana’s birthday on Saturday, it was announced through an official statement that she has been roped in to play

Messi to miss Morocco friendly after injury on international return Madrid

Messi miss Morocco:Lionel Messi will miss Argentina’s friendly against Morocco next week after picking up a groin injury in the shock 3-1 defeat to Venezuela on Friday as he made his first international appearance since the 2018 World Cup. Barcelona star Messi started the fixture following a self-imposed eight-month exile in which he missed six

79th Pakistan Day celebrated with zeal, fervour

Pakistan Day celebrated: The 79th Pakistan Day was celebrated across the country on Saturday with traditional zeal and fervour.The day began with a 31-gun salute in Islamabad while provincial capitals marked the celebration with 21-gun salutes. The change-of-guards ceremony was held at the mausoleum of poet and politician, Allama Iqbal, in Lahore, Dawn news reported.

Voters in Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Goa most satisfied with PM’s performance

PM satisfied states:Voters in Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Goa are most satisfied with the performance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi while people in Puducherry, Kerala and Tamil Nadu are the least impressed with his work. While Modi remains the most popular leader in the country in two successive CVOTER-IANS Tracker 2019 opinion polls leaving all his

‘Kesari’ collects over Rs 21 crore on opening day

Kesari box office collection:Actors Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra starrer “Kesari” has raked in over Rs 21 crore at the box office on the first day of its release. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh on Friday tweeted: “‘Kesari’ roars. Sets the box office on (fire)… Emerges the biggest opener of 2019 (so far)… After limited shows

Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway launched

Hockey Coaching launched:In an effort to develop coaches from the grassroot level and enable them to meet the requirements and the ever-growing demands of international hockey, the sport’s governing body in India on Friday launched the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway. The meticulously designed programme aims to provide certification to those candidates who are already

Karnataka Minister Shivalli dies of cardiac arrest

Karnataka Minister dies:Karnataka’s Municipal Administration Minister and Congress leader C.S. Shivalli passed away on Friday at a hospital in Hubballi due to cardiac arrest, a doctor said. He was 57. “He was brought to the hospital on Friday and passed away due to a massive cardiac arrest,” a doctor at the private hospital said, Shivalli

PMO advises DoT to help BSNL with wage bill till June

DoT help BSNL:The Prime Ministers’ Office on Friday took stock of the telecom sector’s financial position, including two ailing PSUS, and is learnt to have asked Department of Telecom to support BSNL, currently going through a huge financial crisis leading to salary default, till a new government takes over in June. The time has been

Goa Congress turns eco-friendly for poll campaign

Goa eco-friendly poll:Bringing an eco-friendly twist to poll campaigning, state Congress president Girish Chodankar on Friday said that party leaders will cycle to different parts of Goa to canvass for votes for the party, during the first phase of campaigning. Chodankar told IANS that cycling was a cheap, eco-friendly way of connecting with people and

Woman commits suicide at Noida metro station

Woman suicide case Noida :A 28-year-old woman on Friday committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving Delhi Metro train at the Noida Sector 16 station, officials said. Sheetal Shrivastava jumped on the track around 10.45 a.m. When a Metro train was approaching the station headed towards Dwarka Sector 21, Central Industrial Security Force

Microsoft’s new device to store digital info as DNA

Microsoft store digital info:Tech major Microsoft has successfully developed an end-to-end automated DNA storage device that can translate digital information into DNA and back to bits, the company said in a blog post. The fully automated system to store and retrieve data in manufactured DNA is a key step in moving the technology out of

WeChat introduces in-app gaming tab

WeChat introduces in-app :The China-based messaging and payments platform WeChat is adding an in-app mini-gaming platform to let users play basic games like Tetris, open to developers worldwide. The company had listed two developers outside China for now and Google was one of them with its doodling game — “Guess My Sketch”. WeChat said its

India to face Japan in Azlan Shah Cup opener

Azlan Shah Cup opener: India will take on the 18th Asian Games gold medallists Japan in their opening encounter at the 28th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup here on Saturday. Despite being plagued by a series of injuries, the most recent being the nose fracture suffered during a practice match by Gurjant Singh who has returned

Sensex up 116 pts, Nifty above 11,550 mark

Sensex Nifty up:The Sensex and Nifty opened higher on Friday following firm Asian markets along with gains in the pivotal banking stocks. Sentiments continued to be upbeat on Friday over sustained inflows of foreign funds which has supported the equities and the domestic currency alike. The rupee gained against the US dollar and selling in